50 SHADES OF (DOWNPIPE) GREY

After we’d finally finished doing our house renovation last year (several months later than anticipated and two days before Christmas, and after painting after work until 2am on too many occasions), I vowed I would never pick up a paintbrush again. Or, so I told myself. Six months later and I am itching to get…

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JUST POTT-er-Y ABOUT CERAMICS

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   I came across Gemma Orkin recently when I was in Cape Town and I stumbled across her work in the indoor market at the V&A Waterfront. I absolutely loved all of her pieces (especially the flamingoes pieces) and eventually settled on this tray: It’s now pride of place on my bedside table…

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TIPS FOR RENOVATING A HOUSE: PART II

Last week I wrote Part I of my home renovation tips and here is Part II…. Just because something is easier doesn’t mean it is the right thing to do. If you have an idea that is really, really important to you, and you have your heart set on it, don’t be dissuaded from it…

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THINGS I LEARNED WHILST RENOVATING A HOUSE: GETTING STARTED (PART I)

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Credit: Pinterest As a complete novice, extending and renovating my home was by far and away the largest, longest (10 months), most fun,  tiring (is there such a thing as painter’s arm?), scariest and hardest project I have worked on. It swung from exhilarating – actually designing and building something and…

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